Community Outreach

Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce  103 Beaver Drive, DuBois, PA 15801  814. 371.5010  dacc@duboispachamber.com NAFCo has been a member of the Greater Dubois Chamber of Comerce – Economic Development since 2020.

DuBois Area Council On The Arts (DACOTA) https://www.duboisareacouncilonthearts.com/ is a 501 C (3) community arts group, that was founded in the late 1980’s to foster the promotion of community interest in art, music, dance, theater and photography for educational and civic purposes, and to work within the community to effectuate those goals. NAFCo has participated in the the Art Walk on the Block events sponsored by DACOTA and the Downtown DuBois Revitalization Group in 2018 and 2019. The 2020 event was cancelled. See these pages: 2018 2019

The Winkler Gallery and Art Education Center (WGAEC) Cooperative https://winklergallery.org/ The mission of the Winkler Gallery and Art Education Center (WGAEC) is to foster the growth of the visual arts by presenting a gallery of quality artists from around the region through our art cooperative and encourage community involvement in the arts through classes and events. NAFCo has held two film workshops at the Art Education Center Location Scouting Documentary Filmmaking and a short film screening. We are planning a longer multiday film festival when the Covid-19 situation inproves.

Rural ArtWorks https://www.paruralartworks.org/ Rural ArtWorks, a non-profit organization, was founded on January 15th, 2020 by like minded people who want to Empower and Unite independent Artists & Musicians within and around the local community. Providing funding and resources for charitable events and programs seeking out assistance. The group originally sponsered an event known as “Barnaroo at the Farm.” NAFCo participatedat the last two Barnaroo events 2018 & 2019 and plan to continue to work with Rural ArtWorks in its new incarnation.

Bilger’s Rocks Association https://www.bilgersrocks.net/ Bilger’s Rocks is a park in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA, near the town of Grampian in Bloom Township. Bilger’s Rocks is what is known as a rock city. It features a maze of crevices, caves, rock blocks, and cliffs formed in a thick 320 million year old sandstone. The mission of the Bilger’s Rocks Association is to preserve, protect, and promote the wonders of nature and the availability of wholesome family entertainment and education within scenic central Pennsylvania. The adjacent park includes a pavillion, playground, concession stand, picnic tables, camping and recreational areas, restrooms, and an open-air stage that are all open to the public. NAFCo held a Halloween Horror Film Festival at the park in conjunction with their Haunted Hayride event in 2019, and we have used the park as a setting for a recent film project with the NAFCo Young Filmmakers Group. We plan to work with them on events at the park when the Covid-19 situation is resolved.

C.R.E.A.T.E. Brookville http://www.createbrookville.net/ “Community Resource to Encourage Artistic Talent and Education” Brookville was founded in 2011.  We are located on Main Street in Brookville, PA.  Since our inception, we have created a space where we highlight the talents of the people in and around our community.  We have brought people together to learn and share their interests and passions.  We have enjoyed every step of this process.  Help us spread creativity by attending one of our events, sharing with us your talent(s), or by telling a friend.  Creativity is contagious! NAFCo held a filmmaking seminar at the Fusion Cafe and paricipated in the 2018 Art in the Park event in cooperation with CREATE.

DuBois Public Library https://www.duboispubliclibrary.org/ The mission of the DuBois Public Library is to provide for the education, information, and recreation of the DuBois community through print, digital and virtual materials, programming and resources that promote literacy and knowledge at every age. NAFCo participated in the library’s How-To-Festival 2020 with a preesentation on Filmmaking and has been invited to do the same for various youth groups meeting there once the Covid-19 situation resolves.

DuBois Community Days, a two-day “celebration of the community” organized by the DuBois Volunteer Fire Department and centered in the DuBois Memorial Park, has offered a wide variety of free family fun entertainment for the DuBois area for 28 consecutive years. Unfortunately the 2020 event was forced to be cancelled. NAFCo participated with a boot in the Community Days 2018.

DuBois Volunteer Fire Department https://duboisfire.com/ The DuBois Fire Department is a 100% volunteer organization comprised of courageous men and women from the City of DuBois.  The Department answers calls for help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Operating six engines, one truck and one rescue vehicle out of its five Fire Stations the Department is ready to respond to any and all emergencies at a moment’s notice. We work hard to provide the best First Responders found anywhere. The DuBois Volunteer Fire Department is the sponsor Of DuBois Community Days. NAFCo had a booth at the event in 2018 and plans to participate in futre Community Day events.

Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library https://www.rmalib.org/ The mission of the library is to support lifelong learning of all community members by providing an institution where individuals may be assisted and encouraged in their informational, educational, cultural, and recreational pursuits. This assistance will be provided with a collection of materials in a variety of appropriate formats and interlibrary cooperation. NAFCo presented a public screening of the documentary “Black Guides of Mammoth Cave” at the library and plans to do more screenings in the future.

The Reitz Theater of Cultural Resources, Inc. http://reitztheater.com/ is a DuBois non-profit organization. Their mission is to provide a center for the performing arts and to foster and broaden community opportunity to enjoy the arts through a year-round schedule of events and performances presented through the auspices of the Paul G. Reitz Theater. Reitz Theater on Facebook In 2018 we held 4 film screenings and two film festivals at the Paul G. Reitz Theater in cooperation with Cultural Resources, Inc. and we continue to work with them. More info here: Films at the Reitz